Borderline Activities

The activities initiated by the Borderline Regional Arts Association vary from year to year.  They include things like:

  • the organisation of workshops, with tutors who may be sourced within Borderline, or from afar.  Often these are open to the public.
  • the organisation of art exhibitions
  • public displays of art works available for sale, at community events
  • the organisation of art related activities which involve members of the community getting their hands dirty
  • the support and encouragement of art education in our schools, through volunteer assistance with art teaching programs
Oct 08

Journeys on the Border will be at the Surat on Balonne Gallery

October 8 @ 10:00 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm UTC+10
Surat on Balonne Gallery
62 Burrowes Street
Surat Qld
07 4626 5136
Jan 13

Borderline at SRAG

January 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - February 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm UTC+10
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
Lock St
Stanthorpe QLD 4380
(07) 4681 1874
Apr 11

Journeys on the Border at Glenn Innes Gallery

April 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - April 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm UTC+10
Glen Innes Art Gallery
71 Grey Street
Glen Innes NSW 2370
0428 134 781
Jun 01

Journeys on the Border at Inverell Art Gallery 

June 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm UTC+10
Inverell Art Gallery
5 Evans St
Inverell NSW 2360
(02) 67224983

Activities Blog

  • Weekend Workshops with Deb Mostert

    Our workshop series continued in April with two days with talented Artist Deb Mostert.

    On day 1 participants explored the possibilities inherent in an Artists Journal in beautiful Girraween National Park – a traditional method of developing concepts, recording subjects and exploring new ways of viewing the world.

    Day 2 was spent designing, sculpting and casting a combination of small found objects and handmade low relief sculptures. Artists will be able to reuse the moulds many times – results will be revealed in our travelling exhibition ‘Journeys on the Border’ later in the year.

    Deb Mostert holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland College of Art and has had 17 solo shows and been involved in more than 65 group shows in both regional and commercial galleries. She has won several awards and been a finalist in many National art prizes including the Bale Painting Prize, the Salon de Refuses, Jacaranda Drawing Prize, and Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing. 

  • First Workshop of 2022 ….

    Our 2022 Workshop Series, which will culminate in our travelling exhibition ‘Journeys on the Border’ later in the year, began February 21 and 22nd.

    Artists had a fabulous two days in in our new home at the Tenterfield Railway Museum Engine Drivers Cottage extending their self-portraiture skills with Gympie Artist & Teacher Joolie Gibbs.

  • What’s On 2022!

    What’s On 2022!

    NEW!!! Come visit us in our new home!

    Borderline Arts Open Studio and Market Day – 1st Saturday of Each Month

    Watch our Artists at work and browse our market (all pieces under $50) at the Railway Markets in our new home at The Cottage, The Railway Museum, Tenterfield on the first Saturday of each month.


    The Borderline Workshop Series for 2022 begins with Joolie Gibbs for The Real Selfie: Up Close and Personal 19th – 20th Feb 2022 in the Borderline Room in the Engine Driver’s Cottage, at Tenterfield Railway Museum. Now open for enrolment.

    Following on from this will be Sketchbook Journalling and Low Relief Resin Casting with Deb Mostert on the 2nd and 3rd of April. Now Open for enrolment.

    This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

    Watch out for more later in the year and our exhibition Journeys on the Border to follow….


    Journeys on the Border is our 2022 travelling exhibition and will include pieces from our workshop series as well as from our talented members. Journeys on the Border can be viewed at:

    • the Surat on Balonne Gallery from 8th October to 20th November 2022
    • Glenn Innes Gallery 11th April to 28th April 2023.        
    • Inverell Regional Gallery June 2023

    Borderline At SRAG – Broderline Regional Arts will also be hosted at Stanthorpe Regional Arts Gallery (SRAG) for our bi-annual member exhibition – 13th of January to 26th of february, 2023.


    The Local Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Arts Gallery (SRAG), 20th January to the 13th of March, 2022.

    and in the 9X5 Art Prize, Artists Collective Studio, Tenterfield, 25th of March to the 25th of April, 2022.

  • Whats On!

    WHAT’S ON …. the end of 2021 and into 2022 ….

    Inverell Art Prize – Inverell Regional Gallery – Exhibition running till 6th Dec. 2021

    Borderline Xmas! 11th December 2021 – to be held in our new home The Borderline Room in the Engine Driver’s Cottage, at Tenterfield Railway Museum

    Borderline Workshops for 2022 will begin with Joolie Gibbs “Mixed Media Portraiture” 19th – 20th Feb 2022 in the Borderline Room in the Engine Driver’s Cottage, at Tenterfield Railway Museum. Now open for enrolment. See Event info.

    The theme for the 2022 Workshop Series is Journeys on the Border. Towards the end of the year there will be a traveling exhibition – so far confirmed at : 

    The Surat on Balonne Gallery from 8th October to 20th November 2022 and Glenn Innes Gallery 11th April to 28th April 2023.         

    Borderline has a number of exhibitions in the pipeline for the next year or so – confirmed so far :

    2022 at SRAG (Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery) dates to be confirmed.

    And the Inverell Regional Gallery in June 2023

    Stay tuned for more!

  • Borderline Arts Exhibition October 1st – November 1st

    ‘Borderline Arts’ : Exhibition October 1st – November 1st at The Artists Collective Studio and Gallery, Tenterfield

  • GBART 29-31 October

    Borderline Artists will be showcasing their artisan talent at the Summit, right next door to the Alpaca Artisans Shop.

    Works for sale cover a wide variety of mediums.

    Meet the makers all weekend, discuss their techniques, and buy a piece of local artwork.

    There will be ongoing short workshops by experienced tutors every day, an ideal time to have a “taster” of what is available for later full workshops, right here on the beautiful Granite Belt. A full description of the workshops available can be seen at the GBART Website.

  • What’s On for the second half of 2021

    What’s On for the second half of 2021

    Mail Trail Acquisitive Exhibition showing at the Artists Collective in Tenterfield.

    Opened 11th June. Closes 11th July.

    And congratulations to those whose works were acquired for the shire’s permanent collection, many of whom are from Borderline: Louise Jenkins, Sue Jurd, Jacqueline King, Ian McKenzie, Linda Nye, Lu Potter, Liz Powell and Raylee Delaney. Read more about this event on our Stories of Success page.

    Prints from Borderline at Texas Regional Gallery Opening 27th June, High Tea

    Exhibition Opens 22nd June closes 30th July. 

    This is the second leg of the travelling exhibition from the print making workshops and will include more prints from Sandra Pearce workshop and Anne Leon workshop.

    Stanthorpe Potters – 50th anniversary 31st July. Bowl of soup and you take home the bowl! 10 – 4pm and onwards

    Armidale Art Prize Part 2 – Works on Paper  21st August to 18th Sept. Keep an eye on their website for details.

    Inverelle Art Prize – Entries close 10th September. Entry forms on their website. Exhibition opens 9th October – 15th November.

    Borderline – at Artists Collective Studio, Tenterfield September, 2nd October – 1st November.

    Artists Camp – Borderline Members annual art camp 11th and 12th of September, Roseys Cottages.

    60’s Weekend Tenterfield Photography competition 2nd and 3rd Oct. More details to be announced

    Granite Belt Art Trail 30th and 31st October

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  • Borderline Exhibition ‘Prints from the Border’ opens June 22nd at Texas Regional Art Gallery

    ‘Prints from the Border’ opens June 22nd at Texas Regional Art Gallery

    Members have loved our Printmakers series of workshops – expanding their already considerable skills with the likes of expert printmakers Sam Sosnowski (Mokolito Printing); Anne Leon (Silkscreen); Sandra Pearce, (Monoprint and Drypoint Etching); and Wayne Singleton (Lino Printing).

    Our first exhibition of prints in the Pamela Bell Room in the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery was a grand success. The remaining pieces have been supplemented by new works and will travel on to Texas Regional Art Gallery, opening June 22nd.

    Join us for High Tea on the 27th to meet some of the talented artists exhibiting in the show.

  • SRAG exhibition

    ‘Beyond the Mask’ & ‘Prints from the Border’ at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

    A few photos from our very successful exhibitions ‘Beyond the Mask’ and ‘Prints from the Border’ at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery April 29 – June 13. You can catch “Prints from the Border’ at the Texas Regional Art Gallery from June 22nd.

  • What’s On in Autumn/Winter 2021

    What’s On in Autumn/Winter 2021 : Borderline Regional Arts Assoc Exhibitions

    Beyond The Mask’ – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery : opening 29th April 2021 and continuing to June 13th. Join us for our official High Tea Opening on Saturday May 2nd.

    Prints from the Border‘ will be shown in the Pamela Bell Space at SRAG in conjunction with Beyond the Mask. This exhibition carries prints from the first 2 of the 4 print making workshops that Borderline is running int eh first half of 2021.

    Our 2021 SRAG exhibition ‘Beyond the Mask’ & ‘Prints from the Border’ was a grand success – 24 pieces sold! Our most successful show yet.

    Prints from the Border’, with new works added, will continue to Texas Regional Gallery, opening 30th June, clsoing 31st July. This is the second leg of the traveling exhibition from the print-making workshops and will include prints from all 4 workshops.

    There is a projected 3rd leg in Brisbane later this year / early 2022 – details to come.

    Borderline Bi-Annual SRAG Exhibition 2023 confirmed for Feb – April (dates pending final confirmation).

    You can also catch the work of our members at ….

    Stanthorpe Art Prize 20th February – 18th April, 2021. SRAG – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.

    Artists Studio Gallery, Tenterfield : ‘Australiana 9″x5″ Art Prize Exhibition’. Exhibition coincides with Oracles of the Bush, showing March 26th – April 26th, 2021.

    Artists Studio Gallery, Tenterfield : ‘The Mail Trail‘. Opening 26th of June. This acquisitive exhibition is with Helen Grant, editor of Australian Art Monthly, as the judge with film maker, Peter Harris, as the acquisition advisor. With a purchasing budget of $3000 with a $600 maximum for any single work there is lots of opportunity for artists to become part of the collection and travelling exhibition that Peter has planned.

    Stanthorpe Potters – 50th anniversary 31st July. Bowl of soup and you take home the bowl! 10 -4pm and onwards

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Pages containing information and/or images from past activities of the association include:

Borderline Christmas Party on 4th December was a very pleasant lunch at Jennings Hotel.

Sue Jurd will be hosting a Borderline sponsored workshop on Batik 1/12/2017.  Sorry, the workshop is fully booked.

Borderline sponsored workshop:  Pastry Making workshop with Helen Turrisi was held on Saturday 24 Sept 2016

Borderline sponsored workshop:  ‘Art Matters’ with Nicole Sylvestre – bookings being taken now for 10 September 2016 – go to the Workshops page for further information.  Drawing: from the Expected to the Unexpected uses a combination of observational drawing and intuition. The workshop will explore contemporary drawing processes, as well as develop an awareness and broader understanding of drawing. You will experiment with many techniques: with pencil, charcoal, ink, wax, masking tape &  wet/dry paper. The drawings will be evocative, sustain your looking and bring out the poet in you, helping each student to find their own language.

Sheryl Wright hosted a Borderline sponsored workshop on Felting.

Jayne Barrett hosted a Borderline sponsored workshop on Papermaking on Saturday 28 May 2016.

Meeting report from our president Helen Turrisi:  Thankyou to all who made the trip to our 14th Nov. meeting We covered a lot of ground .  Louise took us thru the borderline website and it is a wealth of information This is part of what you pay membership fees for and it has a lot to offer please make the time to search around it and we would love members to get involved and get them selves up on the web site you can send a photo of you and your work and an artist statement via email to Louise. Theo has put his hand up to do the sectary job keeping us all updated and informed, a big thankyou Theo.  Sheryl has fitted into the treasurers job like a glove and was eloquent in her reports. Jane brought her laptop and Sue took the minutes, thank you, your input was a big help, Judy had some valuable comments about placing work in local business and is following up on them. we had new members come and its great to get to know you and become supporting friends. Nicola from the Stanthorpe gallery has invited us back in 2017 for another Borderline exhibition, committee members are working on a name so that all artist can get their creative mojo happening for the big event, There was a lot more ! this is just an informal brief from me to connect with you, to thank those who attended Kind regards Helen Turrisi

The following Borderline artists participated in the Resonance artist talk at SRAG on 15 Oct 2015 – giving an insightful glimpse into the depth of integrity in each artist, as well as the diversity of talents within the group.  Elspeth Cameron, Maggie Brockie, Norm Clayton, Raylee Delaney, Pam Docherty, Theo Gard, Judy Harris, Louise Jenkins, Nola Taylor, Gabriele Trabucco, Helen Turrisi  For more information, including images, click on Resonance Artist Talk

Our SRAG exhibition ‘Resonance’ is now on, until 24 Oct 2015.  Click here for images from the Resonance Opening night.  There will be an artist talk for U3A on Thursday 15 Oct at 10:30.

There is a printing day being organised for Friday 31 July at the Tennis Club. Interested people please contact Sue or Nola, and come and learn about our new press.  Beginners packs containing  paper, ink, acetate sheet, tarlatan may be available for purchase.

Borderline has purchased a geared printing press with a maximum print area of 30.5cm x 63.5cm.  The press will be be up and running for the Tenterfield Traveller print workshop in May, and will be available for weekly hire by members after that date.  Details about hiring are available from the members page.

Artist in residency Tenterfield Traveller 2015 workshops with Christine Porter, Lindsay Hunt, and Jayne Barrett ran from May 25 to May31.

22 November 2014  Borderline’s Christmas party, generously hosted by Sue Jurd was a latex gloved hands on day experimenting with various paper embellishing techniques, including monoprinting, texturing with glue, marbling, spraying, rusting, shellac with charcoal.  What a great lead into Jayne Barrett’s next bookmaking workshop (TBA soon!).

August 23/24 2014 – Read about the Blacksmithing and Welding Workshop at Fire & Stone, Tabulam.

24 Oct 2014 – Excursion to Tweed River Gallery to see Margaret Olley’s reconstructed studio.  Transport is via shared car.   Expression of interest forms have been emailed to members.

2 July 2014 – NERAM tour, Armidale.  Transport is via shared cars – $10 for petrol.  Expression of interest forms have been emailed to members.

19/20 June 2014 – Borderline is hosting a Bookmaking Workshop with Borderliner Jayne Barrett.   Expression of interest forms have been emailed to members.  Non-members should contact Borderline.

 17 Feb 2014 – Seniors’ Week, Tenterfield, 17 March 2014, beginning 10.00am at the Golf Club. 6 Borderline members will be demonstrating throughout the day:  John Donnelly, Sue Jurd, Shirley Caldwell, Nola Sindel, Pam Docherty, Chris Hangan.

17 Feb 2014 – Borderline is investigating organising a weekend at Fire and Stone Sculpture Park, Tabulum. Members can see the newsletter for more details.  The weekend may include a 1 or 2 day workshop with Michael Taylor, and a blacksmithing workshop with Jim Grasby and Keith Cameron.   Sue Jurd is investigating.

17 Feb 2014 – Artworks on Davadi has offered to host a Borderline exhibition from 6 May 2014 to 31 July.  Borderliner Judy Pidgeon will coordinate.

Tenterfield Traveller 2014 plans are underway for the period 13 June – 22 June 2014.  The sub-committee consists of Sue Jurd, Shirley Caldwell, and Gail Galloway.

21 Dec 2013 – Borderline’s 2013 Christmas party plans are underway – we’ll spend a day of fabric dyeing at Sue Jurd’s.  Bring lunch to share!  See the newsletter for more details.

25 July 2013 – 1 Sep 2013 Borderline’s major 2013 members only exhibition “Looking Out : Looking In”, was staged at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.  For images, click on Looking Out : Looking In

15 June 2013 – 22 June 2013 Borderline’s Tenterfield Traveller’s program was a great success, and is being considered for a future format.  Many thanks to Artist in Residency Christine Porter.  Click on Tenterfield Traveller for more details.

15 Dec 2012 Borderline’s Christmas Party day.  Sue Jurd is keeping the agenda is a surprise, however expect some travelling between venues, and a Christmas lunch.  Borderliners and their family members are welcome.

23 June 2012  Borderline’s float in Tenterfield’s 2012 Wintersong street parade was a real eye catcher.  Not only was the van itself painted with artistic gusto, but it was also adorned with rolls of canvas, easels, palettes and paint brushes, how-to books, streamers, balloons, and even finished art works!  Thanks to Chris and Tony Hanagan for making their van available and the effort involved with making it look “awesome”.  Congratulations Borderline for winning ‘Best Float’ in the parade!  Check it out at Wintersong parade 2012.

3 June 2012 – 3 July 2012 Borderline exhibition ‘Artsong‘ at the Forest to Furniture Gallery, Tenterfield,was held to coincide with Tenterfield’s Wintersong carnival.

31 Mar 2012 – 2 May 2012 Borderline exhibition ‘Shine:enihS’ at the Texas Art Gallery.

17 Dec 2011 Borderline’s ‘Paint Pot and Print’ Christmas Fun Day.  A fabulous Day spent at Graeme Schreiber’s Bush Rock Gallery and Eva and Bent Rasmussens pottery and print studios, capped off by a wonderful Christmas spread at the Jennings Hotel.

26 Aug 2011 – 02 Oct 2011   ‘State of Flux’ members’ exhibition at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.  The members of Borderline have taken up the challenge of addressing the fascinating theme of flux.  Although this exhibition is now closed, you can see read about it, and view images from the opening night by clicking State of Flux.

02 Sep 2011  Presentation of an etching collage created for Millrace Aged Hostel by Borderline, using prints created by the public under the guidence of Borderline.  Click on Millrace for more information, and an image taken at the presentation.

08 Oct 2011 – 04 Nov 2011  ‘Shine‘ members’ exhibition at the Glen Innes Art Gallery.  Allowing artistic talent to ‘Shine’.

22 Oct 2011 Borderline members were available at the Tenterfield Showground ‘Showing Off’ Family Fun Day to answer any queries about the presentation requirements for art work at the Tenterfield Show.  For anyone who did not attend, please make sure that any 2D artwork being entered for the show is presented ready for hanging on a hook.  It is sufficient to have a string or wire suited to the weight of the work, firmly secured across the back.  Art works need not be framed, however they must be well supported (able to withstand potential breezy gusts from nearby doors), and in the case of 2D works, well secured to their hanging device.  A work on paper for example need not be behind glass, however it must be secured to a supportive and hangable backing.  Last year the art stewards were contending with pictures which were falling out of cheap frames, or had strings attached to canvas backs with loose drawing pins.  These are unacceptable.  The next Tenterfield show is 27/28/29 January 2012.  The show schedule is not out yet, but it will reveal a revamp of entry categories in the art sections.

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